Spring 2003

Here & Now: Art from Greater C-U
May 31 through July 18, 2003

Guest Curator: Dori Johnson

Our own vibrant arts community was the focus of this invitational exhibition featuring just some of the high quality art being created in and around Champaign-Urbana. Working with guest curator Dori Johnson, Springer Cultural Center Coordinator for the Champaign Park District, Krannert Art Museum invited approximately two-dozen artists to exhibit their works.

Exhibition programming

June 28
2–4 pm: Artists@Krannert
Artists were available in the gallery to discuss their work

June 17–28
eMotions: Our Reality as Seen and Unseen
In a collaborative technology dance piece, reflectors on a performer's body were mapped onto a computer screen as mathematical coordinates in space. Visiting assistant professor Luc Vanier, Department of Dance; graphic artist Lance Chong, Beckman Institute; and graduate student Bradford Blackburn, School of Music opened their rehearsal/laboratory to the public. Sponsored by Flex-N-Gate, John and Alice Pfeffer, and Champaign Park District.


School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
April 26 through May 18, 2003

Exhibition programming

May 3
2 pm: Exhibition Walk-through
With 2003 MFA Artists


Picturing the Familial: Impressionist Works on Paper
April 18 through August 3, 2003

This was part of KAM's Featured Works Series (XII).


Larger than Life: Mythic Women in American Cinema
April 18 through May 25, 2003

Guest Curator: Christine Catanzarite

Exhibition programming

May 7
5:30 pm: Lecture
"Coming Attractions: Hollywood, Women, and the Art of Movie Advertising," a talk by exhibition curator Christine Catanzarite

May 11
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Christine Catanzarite


Petals and Paintings
April 11 through 13, 2003

Exhibition programming

April 13
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Rick Orr


American Folk Art from the Herbert Fried Collection
March 28 through September 21, 2003


Creativity in Print:
Artistic Interactions through the Work of Edward Weston

January 31 through April 13, 2003

This was part of KAM's Featured Works Series (XI).

Exhibition programming

March 5
5:30 pm: Gallery Conversation
"Behind the Scenes," an informal discussion with the curators on planning an exhibition

April 9
12 pm: Gallery Conversation
"Poets, Musicians, and Artists: Weston's Portraiture in the 1930s," with the curators


The Beginning of Seeing:
Tribal Art and the Pictographs of Adolph Gottlieb

January 24 through March 30, 2003

Exhibition programming

February 9
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by museum director Josef Helfenstein

February 12
12–2 pm: Colloquium
"On Adolph Gottlieb's Pictographs and the Collection that Inspired His Works," coordinated by Jordana Mendelson, professor of Art History, and Dana Rush, professor of Art History

April 3
7 pm: An Evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
"Stefan Wolpe and Abstract Expressionism," a discussion with museum director Josef Helfenstein and Guy Garnett, School of Music

April 3
8 pm: Performance
"Stefan Wolpe: Student, Teacher...Composer," a concert featuring the Williams/Bugallo Duo. Sponsored by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts, Composition-Theory Division, School of Music, and the Stefan Wolpe Society


The Idea of Landscape in the Western Tradition:
Works from the Permanent Collection

January 17 through April 13, 2003

Guest Curator: Rachel DeLue

Exhibition programming

March 9
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Rachel DeLue


Art and Conflict: The Image of War in 20th Century Art
November 16, 2002 through May 18, 2003

Exhibition programming

April 30
5:30 pm: Lecture
"Something Went Wrong: Burmese Rebel Camps and the Photographs of Chan Chao," a talk by Chan Chao. Sponsored by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts


New Acquisitions 2000–2002
October 25, 2002 through March 23, 2003